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MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am PST
reform and taxes beyond the top clinton rate. so i think to say the democrats are operating at a higher proficiency level at the moment politically that's true, how long that lasts is the question. and without -- it's interesting because their fates are linked. if the republicans don't play a partnership role as you were saying to find some common ground, then i think the whole system once again is going to become evermore dysfunctional in the eyes of the voters. >> can it get more dysfunctional? there have been many iterations of cantor. on immigration, he backs the path to citizenship on some. on guns, he wants to improve current back joupd checks but is inconclusive as far as fight tightening or increasing an expansion of background checks. and he tries to shift the conversation away from fiscal policy because i think cantor understands, and perhaps correctly so, that republicans don't care about the american electorate or middle class, they just care about cutting taxes. so he wants this kinder friendlier gop message. the problem is there are still the people in -- there are still t
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. we saw it before with democrats. you saw the emergence, of course, of bill clinton, who was the new democrat, and you saw in some ways the only way that george bush was able to run was he sort of had a different idea about republicans too. this whole idea of compassionate conservatism. >> i have the same head-scratcher that ryan has with all of this stuff, which is that i don't understand how they square the circle between the policies that the base and the limbaughs of the world, you know, really believe fundamentally and candidates who are supposed to look different or speak different or somehow make it more kinder and gentler. look, if you are just against immigration, if you are just really about slashing and burning government services, including medicare, which, by the way, even a majority of tea partiers say they like, then you're not going to get elected. i don't care how you dress it up. >> it's interesting that you say that because i think in addition to realizing they need to move on things like immigration or women's health care, there is now a call by some in the elder
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am PST
was to the right of hillary clinton during the xanl for going into pakistan and not -- he -- >> john mccain. >> on pakistan he was, right. this shouldn't be that big of a surprise that he is hawkish. this has been one of the central tensions, but sort of aspects of the obama presidency. >> i hear what you're saying. at the same time, you know, he came into office under the banner of no longer will there be black sites. we are closing gitmo. extraordinary rendition. these kind of practices put in place by george w. bush. that is going to be -- we're going to close that chapter in american history. what this reveals is that that chapter is far from being closed. it's still being written. >> we are still arguing based on the movie "zero dark thirty" whether or not enhanced interrogation, torture, helped us get osama bin laden, and you hear conflicting reports about whether or not that was true. if you ask the average person, does interrogation enhance interrogation, does torture work? you'll get ten different anz. we are as a country very much grappling with these questions and trying to s
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am PST
on him, frankly. i mean, i think if i was trying to imagine if hillary clinton or michelle florida had seemed as unprepared as he had been. yes, the senate was grandstanding. >> we agree, right? >> let's just say that he had eight weeks to prepare for these kinds of grandstanding attacks, fair or unfair, and he has seemed completely blindsided by them. i mean, we haven't even mentioned the fact that he had to be passed a note about the policy on iran containment. that he misstated the administration's policy. i mean, yes, he is going to be confirmed. no one was particularly excited even the people who were in his camp when it comes to defense spending. >> i mean, the main reason for this nomination was to stick a finger in john mccain's eye. they have succeeded in that. >> do you really think that? >> i don't think it's between obama and hagel. >> not the only -- >> i hope it's not. >> you -- you've -- you're known to orbit around the white house from time to time. >> right. >> when the soup of the day is particularly tasty. i'm kidding. this is all out of love. glen -- >> potato chedd
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am PST
for bill clinton in the early 1990s, and the democrats felt locked out of the white house just as much as the republicans might think they are now. some of the changes clinton pushed were -- ultimately, that's the way to stay a robust party able to compete for a new country, and, you know, it is a new country. it's more diverse. it's more urban. we have had moves to the cities for years, but then they moved that to the suburbs. now even the suburbs are moving back to the cities. this is the future of the country, and we need everybody to be playing for that broad majority. >> when we talk about the republicans building a bigger tent, so we just finished talking about immigration, and it seems like whether it's eric cantor or marco rubio, there are voice that is want to be more inclusive. whether now or later. the reality, though, is that on a parallel track you have gop governors who are pursuing changes to the electoral college system. the redistricting in 2010 sort of cemented red versus blue rather than anything purple. there is the filibuster -- the use of the filibuster, which jon
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)